One Legends of Tomorrow member returned tonight - and she may have brought a pretty big bombshell along with her.
Spoilers for tonight's episode of Legends of Tomorrow, 'Freakshow', below.
Tonight's episode opened with Amaya Jiwe/Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Nate Heywood/Steel (Nick Zano) celebrating Nate's birthday in his apartment. After Nate left to grab food, Amaya saw a news report about her granddaughter Mari McCabe (Megalyn Echikunwoke) fighting crime in Detroit.
Amaya quickly left to find Mari, before being transported back to the 1940s by Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill). Six months later, Sara Lance/White Canary (Caity Lotz) enlisted Amaya in another mission, and found her guarding her village of Zambezi.
Amaya joined the team on their quest to fix P.T. Barnum's circus, but something felt...different. Amaya seemed to ask Sara to keep a secret from Nate, and then began losing control of her powers (when Nate is threatened, nonetheless) in the third act. As she revealed at the end of the episode, these outbursts had begun happening a month befoe, and had previously caused her to massacre a group of soldiers that came to attack Zambezi.
That (combined with the heartbeat that can be heard when Nate is giving Amaya an inspirational speech) got us thinking. Could these "mama bear" tendencies be a sign that Amaya is pregnant? And what would it mean for the show going forward?
As of now, it's a little too early to tell whether or not Amaya is pregnant. The context clues certainly seem to be in place, but they could very easily be some sort of misdirect as well. But if Amaya is pregnant, it would open a fascinating can of worms for the entire Legends team.
It's safe to assume (given the timeline of events) that Nate would be the father, sending them both on a pretty prolific arc for the remainder of the season. Considering Amaya's unique place in the Arrowverse timeline - with her being the ancestor of two prominent present-day characters - having another child completely out of that timeline would certainly complicate things. And Nate would have his own personal motivations because of the child too, considering his previously-explored issues with his father.
And going back to that 'child out of the timeline' thing - how would the Legends be able to handle that? Given the Time Bureau's watchful eye - as well as the threat posted by new villain Mallus - there would be plenty of people on the hunt for that baby. It would give the Legends a pretty unique stance as the season goes on, with them both trying to resolve anachronisms while housing their own anachronism on board.
Fans will just have to wait and see if Amaya does end up being pregnant, but it's safe to say it would create a pretty fascinating storyline.